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This is a collection of links we used in GATE Summer Camp 2017
Lets you examine how the Mercator projection distorts the size of countries.
Manipulate a globe with different projections and create your own world map.
Using Maps (Navigation)
Good website for learning to use maps and compass, alone or together, to navigate outdoors.
MSU Library Guide to Navigation
MSU Map Library guide to map and compass navigation
GIS Vector Mapping
A free, robust GIS software program. We used this in class to make a map of Michigan.
A free and open web tool that lets your give geographic information to historic maps.
3-D Terrain Models
A web tool that will create a STL file for 3-D printing of terrain
Free 3-D editing software to prepare your model for printing.
Public Lab Balloon Mapping Wiki
A guide to creating your own rig for aerial photography with kites and balloons.
MRLC Landcover Viewer
A site to view the land cover of the United States.
A web app that lets you view, manipulate, and export satellite photography
A visual search tool for satellite imagery that matches places you select with similar areas in a city.
An app for your phone that shares your observations of the natural world with other naturalists to help identify and discuss them.
A web mapping platform from ESRI that lets your upload data and make maps for free. Advanced analysis features require a software license.
Another web mapping platform that allows you to upload your own data and produce easy maps to share online.
Humanitarian Mapping Project
A free web mapping service that lets you help with a humanitarian project (e.g. Hurricane relief, Malaria) by improving the maps for roads, towns, and other features.
MSU Map Library guide to using Humanitarian Open Street Map.
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